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The sixth in this year's accident occurred at the trans-Baikal site of the Trans-Siberian Railway - EastRussia | Far East






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The sixth in a row this year, an accident occurred at the Trans-Baikal site of the Trans-Siberian Railway

Less than two days after the accident, which happened on 8 March, six more freight train cars left the rails at Skovorodino station in the Amur Region

The sixth in a row this year, an accident occurred at the Trans-Baikal site of the Trans-Siberian Railway
It is reported by the press service of the Trans-Baikal Railway.

The descent of the platform car and five wagons with sleepers took place early in the morning on Thursday. As a result of the accident, there are no casualties. One support of the contact system is damaged.

"The movement of passenger trains through the station is carried out by diesel locomotives, in this regard, the backlog within 1,5 hours from the schedule of the movement of three passenger trains: № 108 Novokuznetsk - Vladivostok, № 326 Neryungri - Khabarovsk and 391 Blagoveshchensk - Chita," reads the message. .

Recovery trains from Skovorodino, Magdagachi and Erofei Pavlovich stations are sent to the place of the gathering. The cause of the incident is established, Interfax notes.

The accident at the Trans-Baikal section of the Trans-Siberian Railway became the sixth in the current year (The previous one occurred on the evening of 8 March) and 20-th From the beginning of 2014 year.

As it was reported, in recent years, accidents of freight trains have become frequent on the Trans-Baikal section of Transsib. However, the incident did not have serious consequences.

The Trans-Baikal railway is 2,3 thousand km of Transsib, one quarter of its length. It is laid along the territory of the Trans-Baikal Territory and the Amur Region in sparsely populated areas. The territory has a complex terrain, it is dominated by a harsh climate.

The problem of traffic safety at ZabZhD was considered at a meeting in Chita, which, after the fourth accident in 2016 (February 25), was held by the company's president, Oleg Belozerov. The head of ZabZHD, Valery Fomin, was reprimanded for the lack of systematic measures to ensure traffic safety.